J.J. Abrams Confirms Discussions for a Cloverfield 3
ON February 26, 2016
Paramount Pictures will soon let 10 Cloverfield Lane
out of J.J. Abrams’ coveted mystery box, but even before Clovie digs his claws into moviegoers again, fans are already wondering about a Cloverfield 3. Entertainment Weekly
has asked the movie mogul if this new film — rumored to have added the Cloverfield elements late in the production process — will lead to a threequel.“I think that would be presumptuous, because we’re talking about this movie and comparing it to ‘Cloverfield,’ but I would be lying if I didn’t say there was something else that, if we’re lucky enough to do it, could be really cool that connects some stories,”
said Abrams. He added that there’s a “larger conceit” at play, and that, “This is just this movie, and it’s only two films that we’re talking about right now. There is something else that we’d like to do, and hopefully we’ll get a shot.”
Of course, way back in 2008 the original director Matt Reeves famously told us
about his ideas for where a sequel could potentially go, but whether or not that’s still the plan at Bad Robot is, as always, a mystery.
“There’s a moment on the Brooklyn Bridge, and there was a guy filming something on the side of the bridge, and Hud sees him filming and he turns over and he sees the ship that’s been capsized and sees the headless Statue of Liberty, and then he turns back and this guy’s briefly filming him,” said Reeves in 2008. “In my mind that was two movies intersecting for a brief moment, and I thought there was something interesting in the idea that this incident happened and there are so many different points of view, and there are several different movies at least happening that evening and we just saw one piece of another.”
About the Bad Robot film, producer J.J. Abrams previously confirmed it’s not a direct sequel to the 2008 Matt Reeves film and said: “The idea came up a long time ago during production. We wanted to make it a blood relative of ‘Cloverfield.’ The idea was developed over time. We wanted to hold back the title for as long as possible.”
Directed by Dan Trachtenberg, the March 11, 2016 release stars John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr. The script was written by Josh Campbell and Matthew Stuecken.